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Lieutenant Scott Harper

Scott Harper is the Department's Executive Officer.  He is responsible for overseeing the various administrative responsibilities of the Department, as well as managing special units.  

LT Harper started his law enforcement career in 1982 as a member of the Goodland, KS Police Department.  He joined the Great Bend Police Department in 1989. 

He has served in various roles at the Department since then, including duties as a detective and a sniper on the Department's Special Services Team.  Scott has served as the Department's Lieutenant of Administration since 1996.

In this role, LT Harper is responsible for overseeing various departmental functions that don't fall under the Patrol or Detective Divisions.  Some of these functions include training, oversight of the Special Service Team, and management of special events.  

LT Harper holds numerous instructor certifications, including Taser, impact weapon, chemical munitions, and use of force instructor.  He also holds a Bachelor's Degree from National American University.  

The Administration Unit is headed by the Department's Executive Officer, who is responsible for overseeing:
  • Training
  • Records Management
  • Technology
  • Special Units
  • Compliance with various state and federal regulations

Special Units
Some of the Special Units that are overseen by the Executive Officer are:

  • School Liaison Officer: This position, jointly funded by the City and the School District, places a sworn officer in the schools and provides a primary point of contact for the Department's various youth outreach initiatives.
  • Special Services Team (SST): This team, staffed by officers in addition to their regular full time duties, is trained to deal with high risk situation which require special training and equipment.

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